Sarasota residents will have to prepare for more frequent sweltering days in the coming decades.
Currently, about 10 days a year reach 95 degrees or higher in Sarasota, according to Bob Bunting, the CEO of the Sarasota-based Climate Adaptation Center.
Bunting forecasts that in 2050, Sarasota will see 60 such days a year, on average.
A warming climate not only means that Sarasota will see more days with very high temperatures – it also means that the area will experience an accelerating rate of sea level rise and more frequent hurricanes, Bunting said.
And Sarasota isn’t alone – coastal cities around Florida and the Southeast are also having to deal with the effects of climate change.
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